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Fantasy Films

Fantasy Films, unlike science fiction films that base their content upon some degree of scientific truth, take the audience to netherworld, fairty-tale places where events are unlikely to occur in real life. In mythological or legendary times, they transcend the bounds of human possibility and physical laws. Fantasy films are often in the context of the imagination, dreams, or hallucinations of a character or within the projected vision of the storyteller. Fantasy films often have an element of magic, myth, wonder, escapism, and the extraordinary. They may appeal to both children and adults, depending upon the particular film. Below is a collection of films where imagination has no bounds. Where entire worlds have been created and populated with mythical creatures, magical quests and larger than life heroes and villains.

WillFull (2001)

6.2/10
Director: Rebel Penfold-Rissell
Starring: C Thomas Howell, Anna Lise Phillips, Anne Looby, Charles Tingwell, John Gaden

A mischievous story about love and loss between a mother and her adult daughter. Catherine returns home after years abroad, only to be confronted by h... Read more

Willow (1988)

7.3/10
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis, Billy Barty, Jean Marsh

From a story by George Lucas comes this epic fantasy-adventure in which Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis), a little person, is entrusted with delivering a... Read more

Willow (Blu-ray) (1988)

7.3/10
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis, Billy Barty, Jean Marsh

From a story by George Lucas comes this epic fantasy-adventure in which Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis), a little person, is entrusted with delivering a... Read more

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

4.4/10
Director: Mel Stuart
Starring: Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Gene Wilder, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole

One of the most memorably strange children's films ever made, equally influenced by the dark underpinnings of Roald Dahl's original book ("Charlie and... Read more

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory ( Blu-ray ) (1971)

4.4/10
Director: Mel Stuart
Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole

One of the most memorably strange children's films ever made, equally influenced by the dark underpinnings of Roald Dahl's original book ("Charlie and... Read more

Wings of Desire (1987)

8.1/10
Director: Wim Wenders
Starring: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Peter Falk, Curt Bois

'The first time I saw the film I thought it was a knockout; on second viewing it already seemed a classic,' wrote J. Hoberman of Wim Wenders' re-exami... Read more

Wizards (1976)

6.5/10
Director: Ralph Bakshi
Starring: Richard Romanus, Jesse Wells, Bob Holt

Ralph Bakshi presents this animated futuristic fantasy for adults as a dry run for 'The Lord of the Rings' feature he was planning. A cigar-chomping,... Read more

Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009)

6.3/10
Director: Lev L Spiro
Starring: Jake T Austin, David Henrie, Selena Gomez

Embark on a supernaturally exciting adventure as the Russos, your favourite family of wizards-in-training, join together on a quest full of heart-stop... Read more

Wolf Children (2012)

8.2/10
Director: Mamoru Hosoda

From award-winning director Mamoru Hosoda ("Summer Wars", "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time"), an elegiac animated fantasy which follows the growth and... Read more

Wonder Woman (2017)

7.5/10
Director: Patty Jenkins
Starring: Connie Nielsen, David Thewlis, Robin Wright, Elena Anaya, Danny Huston, Chris Pi...

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island... Read more